The Ohio State University, B.S. Molecular Genetics, June 2010.
The Ohio State University, B.S. Mathematics, June 2010.
Graduated summa cum laude.
The Ohio State University, M.S. Statistics, June 2012
Research Assistantship: 10/2011-Present
Studying monotone association between gene expression and drug
resistance within an unspecified number of subtypes of cancer.
Duties include independent research, and collaboration with
Undergraduate Research Fellow: 04/2009-06/2010
Used Coalescent Theory to study the hybridization of two subspecies
of Missouri Rattlesnakes and two populations of Black
Ratsnakes. Bayesian and Maximum Likelihood approaches are used.
Duties include sequencing work in the lab, computer programming using
PERL and Unix, and data analysis with various programs.
Graduate Teaching Assistant 09/2011-12/2011
Lecturer of introductory statistics for three class sessions a week.
Duties also included: creating lesson plans, leading discussions,
grading, and individual tutoring.
Phylogenetic Workshop Teaching Assistant 06/2011-08/2011
Led group of undergraduate researchers studying HIV. We studied the
association between evolutionary distance (measured by branch distance
along estimated trees) and clinical variables collected by an HIV
treatment center in Belgium. Both maximum likelihood and Bayesian
approaches were used.
Phylogenetic Workshop Teaching Assistant: 06/2010-08/2010
Led lab sessions on Unix and various phylogenetic program packages.
Led group of undergraduates researching evolutionary origins of
Individually tutored an undergraduate student on phylogenetic
research and statistical analysis with R.
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant: 09/2008-12/2008
Taught four one-hour recitation sections of Math 104 (Intermediate
Algebra) every week.
Duties also included grading and individual tutoring.
- Distinguished University Fellowship (September 2010 - Present)
- Award for excellent research presentation at the BMPS Poster Forum
(23 April 2010).
- Medalist Scholarship (September 2006 - June 2010):
For academic excellence and essay writing skills.
- Morris Math Endowment (September 2009 - June 2010):
For academic excellence in mathematics.
- President's Salute Nominee (April 2010):
For academic excellence among peers from the college of Arts and
Formal training in C++ and SAS
Functional training in Perl, R, and Unix shell scripting.
- Graduate Student Representative on The Ohio State University Statistics Department's Computing Committee (January 2012 - Jun2012)
Duties included: attending committee meetings, surveying graduate
students on computing experience, and incorporating
ideas to educate the graduate student body on computing resources.
David Gerard, H. Lisle Gibbs and Laura S. Kubatko. "Estimating
Hybridization in the Presence of Coalescence Using Phylogenetic
Intraspecific Sampling". BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:291